Whetman Equipment have worked together with a specialist deck manufacturer in Europe to make the highest quality spraydecks.
The decks look smart with bright contrast stitching & strong colours on the release tabs. The devil as they say is in the detail. Each aspect on close inspection indicates superb attention to function & build quality. There are three deck specifications: The Force, The Pressure & The Gripper.
The Whetman Equipment Gripper deck has a monstrously powerful 11.5mm shockcord to offer a mega vice grip onto your deck. For paddlers who aspire to big waterfalls or to drop down into the dark green depths of a seam. This is an extreme deck for those with strong thumbs.
The neoprene has been glued together and then stitched on both sides. The result after stitching is 100% waterproof and so does not require waterproof tape to be applied over it. This is achieved by using a special machine & a curved needle which does not penetrate through the neoprene layer.
Oposite is the hand-brushed thick latex underside, notice the ribbed appearance which is an indication of high-quality hand brushed latex
Fitting on a deck
To put on start at the back of the cockpit push the shockcord into the rim then push and stretch the deck forward and slot the shockcord over the front, finally work the side edges over the rim. Always ensure the release tab is visible on top of the deck; if it is trapped underneath the deck then the deck cannot be released.
To release the deck, grab the release tab and pull up and back.
Before use training and practise in spraydeck release and kayak exit is essential.
Due to the current government guidelines, our showroom is currently closed to customers. To allow you to still purchase the products you need to enjoy the water, we are implementing a click, confirm, collect service.
We aim to keep most items listed on our website in stock, but occasionally we will run out or have a short delay in getting them to you, for this reason it is important that you await confirmation your order is ready for collection, before making your journey to us.
There will be a delivery option to Collect from our Exeter store - choose this and you will not be charged for delivery.
We will get your items ready and contact you to make a collection appointment. We will also notify you of any availability issues and offer alternative products if necessary.
Come to the front door of the shop, address below, with proof of your order, either a printed or digital copy of your order confirmation, or ID with your name and billing address matching the order.
For security reasons we can only hand over the goods to the person named on the original order.
We are unable to offer physical assistance with loading, however we can advise on collection of a correct and safe technique to secure your boat to your vehicle so you can leave with confidence.
If you have any queries or would like help with your purchase - please do not hesitate to contact us.